Professionals of the sheltered labor market and teachers/trainers of social care workers are the primary beneficiaries and the focus of the proposed project.
The project will be for the most part accomplished in a series of joint trainer staff workshops focused on the exchange of know-how and best practices of all participants.
The material of the training events (3 occasions) is supplemented by work based on common thinking and experience of exchanges of best practices. In structured workshop sessions and training sessions participating trainers will enhance considerably their professional Competences and the workshops and the training events will also generate a set of outputs consisting of detailed lesson plans, worksheets and comprehensive methodology recommendations for training of professionals in the CoRe-Relief courses.
The proposed project implementation will start in October 2020. After completing the necessary preparatory steps all project partners will meet at the kick-off meeting in October 2020, where they will plan and agree on detailed project parameters. Each consortium partner will establish a study group of staff members possessing one or more of the following areas of expertise:
• Professional worker educators/trainers in the sheltered labor market,
• Health care experts,
• Adult training methodology experts.
Study group members will participate in joint staff workshops and the training events aimed at the exchange of know-how and best practices. Subsequently, four cycles (one of the Spanish, one of the Belgian, one of the Finnish and one of the Lithuanian partners) of 3-day joint staff workshops will take place in regular about 3-months long intervals. The Hungarian partner will organize the training occasions in the first part of 2022, the main applicant, the Slovakian TENENET will organize the kick-off and closing TPMs, assists in the organization and organization of all kind of meetings during the project, reviewer and responsible for the big whole process. After this, the last training occasion in March 2022 will evaluate and summarize the outcomes of all exchanges. The project will be concluded in March 2023.
The study group of trainers participating in the joint staff workshops and in the training events will obtain the immediate benefits of the work program. Exchange of know-how and best practices with the other experts and the common teamwork on the development of innovative and effective teaching methods will benefit their professional development considerably.
We also expect that a transfer of experience will take place among the lectors who participated in the exchanges and their other colleagues.
Improvements in the professional development of the trainer staff will have a profound positive impact on the quality of service partnership members will provide to their clients, public bodies, interest groups, and other stakeholders when delivering CoRe-Relief Course training.
The results of the project will be freely available on all partners’ websites, along with learning materials of the CoRe-Relief Course. Enhancing and detailing the training methodology of the CoRe-Relief Course will support the wider adoption of the training for the sheltered labor market by peer training organizations on the regional and national levels. Hopefully, the Core-Relief will have a positive impact on improving the affected staff mobility and transferability of competences, initially within the boundaries of our partnership and later among other EU member states.